Archive for March, 2011

Moving from PLM to PLMSocial?

Moving from PLM to PLMSocial?

Social Media and Networking are important. There are vendors in the business world that are paying attention to the importance of “social”. Just think about Salesforce’s Radian6 acquisition earlier this week. I can see how business software vendors are trying to hire “social” terms to improve the business and catch…

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PLM and Comprehensive Search

PLM and Comprehensive Search

For the last few months, I’ve been asked multiple times about the role of Enterprise search and PLM. Since last year, after Exalead a French search company was acquired by PLM giant Dassault Systemes, the interest for search among people in manufacturing increased. In the past, I had a chance…

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ECO Management: What Matters?

ECO Management: What Matters?

Engineering Change is probably one of the most important and complicated disciplines. I had a chance to meet people that told me – all what you are doing is about ECO management. You can see many examples of ECO management solutions. Almost every software vendor in the field of engineering…

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Autodesk: From PDM to MLP?

Autodesk: From PDM to MLP?

Last week Autodesk made a series of significant announcements related to their 2012 product lines. Autodesk is shifting to suites. Monica Schnitger wrote about this on her Schnitgercorp blog. I found it interesting, especial in the context of moving beyond just CAD. CAD was in my view, the fundamental of…

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The Future of Engineering Communities

The Future of Engineering Communities

Almost a half year ago, I had a chance to grab a coffee with GrabCAD’s Hardi Meybaum in one of Starbucks’ coffee shops around Chestnut Hill, MA. We discussed his start up and the vision of community behind GrabCAD. That meeting made me think about the future of marketplaces and…

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Open Standards and Data Sharing

Open Standards and Data Sharing

What do you think about the role of standards in CAD and PLM? Some of recent development in Open Standards made me think about CAD and PLM related standards again. I had a chance to discuss “the standards” theme several times in the past on my blog. Navigate to the…

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PLM Definition – Corporate vs. Consumer Style?

PLM Definition – Corporate vs. Consumer Style?

It is seems to me PLM definition is a trending topic these days :). Few hours ago, I posted my “PLM Definition – Next Round?” which is referencing the refreshing PLM definition comingĀ  from PTC. What I found is that Dassault Systems have been decided to refresh their PLM definition…

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PLM Definition – Next Round?

PLM Definition – Next Round?

The definition of what is Product Lifecycle Management is one of the most controversial topics in PLM blogosphere and other publications about PLM. Last year, I had a chance to publish the following blog post – How to define PLM?. It provides two opposite views on PLM definitions from Siemens…

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PLM Complexity: What Does The Future Hold?

PLM Complexity: What Does The Future Hold?

One of my blog readers shared with me slides of Paul Saunders presentation about MRO software from the Miami Aircraft Commerce Aviation IT Conference March 2011. I found the presentation very timely. Author is focusing on MRO systems and makes analyzes about why MRO systems are so complicated and who…

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SharePoint: PLM and Widget Libraries

SharePoint: PLM and Widget Libraries

What do you think about SharePoint? During the last few months, I’m getting this question very often. After my post – CAD, PLM and End of Microsoft Dominance, this question is normally combined with the following one – Do you believe in Microsoft? My simple answer is yes. The majority…

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